Thanks for the reply Andy.
On my computer, hda is a dvd drive. I have my hard drives on the secondary IDE channel, which is unusual, but I made the mistake four or five years ago when I built the computer and it's never been a problem before, so it's not a BIOS issue. It's unique to FC6. I have had some minor problems in the past with just grub when installing on the secondary hard drive, in my case hdd, but they were easily enough fixed by manually editing my grub.conf.
This time there is the problem with no kernel being installed or anything else in the /boot directory. It would be possible to swap the IDE cables and swap my hda/b with hdc/d which would put my hard drives on the primary IDE channel and the optical drives on the secondary channel, but I have to believe that that would create some real grief with my FC5 install.
Thanks again for the response and if you or anyone else have even heard of others with a similar problem, I'd like to hear about it. And if there's a quick fix, I'd REALLY like to hear what it is.
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